Melissa's Cuisine: Jerk Chicken Pizza

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Jerk Chicken Pizza

Jerk Chicken Pizza (12/29/10)
Mike and I had jerk chicken pizza on our honeymoon. We liked it so much that we ordered it about 10:30 at night a few times that week! We bought some jerk seasoning at a shop in Negril and I decided I was ready to "re-live" our honeymoon. Don't worry, you can buy jerk seasoning in the states too! But, it would be a lot more fun if you wanted to venture to Jamaica to get it!!!

You will need:
For the dough:
2-1/4 teaspoons yeast
1-3/8 cups water, 110 degrees
3 Tablespoons olive oil (or vegetable oil)
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups flour
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 Tablespoons jerk seasoning
2 chicken breasts, seasoned with jerk seasoning, cooked, and diced
Mozzarella cheese
Bacon bits
1/2 cup mango, diced
(You can put the dough ingredients in your bread machine, or you can make the dough by hand)
1. Mix water and yeast together until yeast dissolves. Let it stand about 5 minutes until yeast bubbles up.
2. Stir in salt, flour, and vegetable oil until dough forms.
3. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes by hand. You can also use a stand mixer to mix and knead the dough.
4. Form the dough into a ball and place in an oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it rise until doubled, about 1.5 to 2 hours.
5. Deflate dough by punching down and knead for about 5 minutes. Allow dough to rest for 10 minutes before dividing into 2 equal pieces.
6. Place dough on greased pizza sheet and form crust.
7. Mix barbecue sauce and jerk seasoning to make sauce. Spread over crust.
8. Sprinkle cheese over sauce. Top with chicken, bacon bits, and mango.
9. Bake at 400 for 17-19 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
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